Gems and Jewels of Mughal India

Prominent among these is a spinel ruby engraved with the names and titles of the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan; as well as two carved emeralds of notable size and colour, also from the period of Shah Jahan or perhaps the early years of ...

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Author: Pedro de Moura Carvalho

Publisher: Khalili Collections

ISBN: 1874780722

Category: History

Page: 315

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Unfortunately, despite literary and pictorial evidence that the Mughals possessed and wore large numbers of priceless jewels, very little has survived today. Despite a few recent exhibitions and publications, the subject is still very largely unexplored and the publication of the substantial holdings in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection is therefore an event of some significance. Prominent among these is a spinel ruby engraved with the names and titles of the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan; as well as two carved emeralds of notable size and colour, also from the period of Shah Jahan or perhaps the early years of his son’s reign. These pieces are presented alongside a large number of 18th and 19thcentury enamelled and jewelled objects, and a wide range of items of personal jewellery that includes South Indian gold pieces of exotic form and excellent workmanship as well as turban ornaments and other pieces of Mughal design. The detailed catalogue entries are accompanied by several essays exploring various aspects of Mughal precious objects and the materials they used.

Gems and Jewels of Mughal India

This part of the Collection covers the period from the golden age of Mughal power in the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century when Queen Victoria succeeded the last Mughal emperor as ruler of India, and includes jewels owned by the ...

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Author: Robert Skelton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0197276164

Category: Science

Page: 396

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The Nasser D. Khalili Collection contains a magnificent group of jewellery, goldsmith's work, and hardstone carvings produced in Mughal India. This part of the Collection covers the period from the golden age of Mughal power in the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century when Queen Victoria succeeded the last Mughal emperor as ruler of India, and includes jewels owned by the Emperors themselves, luxury objects made for their courtiers and works in the Mughal taste commissioned by the Hindu nobility. It also contains fine South Indian jewellery and precious stones created outside the Mughal cultural orbit. This catalogue, which is by the leading specialist in the fields of Indian decorative arts and painting, and a pioneer authority on Mughal jade, presents the largest corpus of Indian jewellery and precious objects to be published in the twentieth century and places them in their Mughal social context. It is part of the lavishly illustrated 26-volume series which will make the entire Collection available to a wider public.

Jewels Without Crowns

Complimenting the brilliance of these creations were the miniature paintings of the time. Often likened to jewels, these works on paper do more than entertain the eye; they illuminate as well.

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Author: Lucien De Guise

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210022336851

Category: Art, Mogul

Page: 158

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India and gemstones are inseparable. Among the Subcontinent’s most prolific patrons of the jewelled arts were the Mughal emperors, whose adornments dazzled visitors centuries ago and continue to excite viewers today. Complimenting the brilliance of these creations were the miniature paintings of the time. Often likened to jewels, these works on paper do more than entertain the eye; they illuminate as well. By comparing the paintings and the objects depicted in them, the world of Mughal opulence is opened to the reader. Jewels without Crowns brings together two fields of artistic accomplishment by one of the most visionary dynasties of the Islamic world.

India

- This exhibition catalog showcases some 300 pieces carefully selected from over 30 lenders worldwide, many of these works have never before been on public display- Among the lenders are Nasser Khalili Foundation, V&A, Doha Museum of ...

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Author: Larisa Peshekhonova

Publisher: World Diamond Museum Limited

ISBN: 0992840406

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 427

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- This exhibition catalog showcases some 300 pieces carefully selected from over 30 lenders worldwide, many of these works have never before been on public display- Among the lenders are Nasser Khalili Foundation, V&A, Doha Museum of Islamic Art, Musée Barbie-Mueller, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, British Museum, Al-Sabbakh Collection, Mauboussin, and scores of private collectors from around the world- Special place is devoted to two of India's leading jewelry houses - Munnu-Gem Palace and Bhagat famous for their glamor, creative design and fine craftsmanshipIndia, Jewels that Enchanted the World presents for the first time the remarkable history and unique legacy of 500 years of Indian jewelry, from the 17th century to the present. The essays, all written by leading international scholars, explore the rich, distinctive, and unique heritage of Indian jewelry; the striking boldness of South Indian ornaments; the delicate refinement of the Mughal period; the dazzling jewels of the post-Mughal maharajas; the cross-cultural influences between Europe and India in the 19th and early 20th centuries; and the creations of leading contemporary designers whose jewels display the enduring beauty of Indian design and craftsmanship. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin organized jointly with the Indo-Russian Jewellery Foundation, this lavishly illustrated catalog brings together royal, ceremonial, and personal Indian jewels to showcase the entire range and variety of the jeweler's art in India.

Beyond Extravagance

" Dr Amin Jaffer This spectacular volume reveals for the first time an exceptional private collection of the most beautiful royal Indian jewels from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj to today.

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Author: Vivienne Becker

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 1614281297

Category: Art

Page: 411

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This spectacular volume reveals for the first time an exceptional private collection of the most beautiful royal Indian jewels from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj to today. Written by renowned jewelry experts and featuring magnificent original photography by Laziz Hamani, Beyond Extravagance explores the centuries-long tradition of fine jewelry and art objects in India, to contemporary interpretations that continue to evolve today.

Mughal Jewellery

“Mughal Jewellery, lets the reader explore the fascinating era of the jewellery making, where it reached its zenith. The book talks about the different techniques of ornamentation that were used to make the regal jewellery.

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Author: Dr. Nafisa Ali Sayed

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482842708

Category: Art

Page: 108

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“Mughal Jewellery, lets the reader explore the fascinating era of the jewellery making, where it reached its zenith. The book talks about the different techniques of ornamentation that were used to make the regal jewellery. In addition to this, brief information regarding the gems is also highlighted. The ‘Navratna’, that are still in vogue are talked about in the book, giving an insight to the reader regarding its significance.”

Beyond Extravagance

"This book presents a journey through the history of Indian jeweled objects. It will awaken a new understanding of the diverse tradition of Indian jewelry through pieces that span more than four hundred years.

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Author: Vivienne Becker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1614281300

Category: Art objects

Page: 411

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"This book presents a journey through the history of Indian jeweled objects. It will awaken a new understanding of the diverse tradition of Indian jewelry through pieces that span more than four hundred years. Assembled with a passion for gems and a love of Indian craftsmanship, each item sheds light on the evolution of style and technique in court jewelry from the peak of the Mughal imperial patronage, the rich commissions of Maharajas under the British Raj, the celebrated Indian commissions of Cartier, to the inventive creations of the 21st century. Key pieces include a carved jade dagger hilt owned by Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal; a group of engraved imperial Mughal spinels; a collection of enameled objects from Hyderabad, the Arcot II diamond and Taj Mahal emerald; a choker made by Cartier for the Maharaja of Patiala, as well as stunning contemporary creations by JAR and Bhagat using historic Indian stones"--Publisher's website.

Jewelry

171 Jade sword handle Indian, Mughal period, 18th–19th century pl. ... under the patronage of the Mughal dynasty, new elements were introduced into existing Indian styles of jewelry and techniques of gold working and gem setting.

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Author: Melanie Holcomb

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588396501

Category: Design

Page: 280

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body—extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. Addressing six different modes of the body—Adorned, Divine, Regal, Transcendent, Alluring, and Resplendent—this artfully designed catalogue illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns and enhances it. Essays on topics spanning a wide range of times and cultures establish how jewelry was used as a symbol of power, status, and identity, from earflares of warrior heroes in Pre-Colombian Peru to bowknot earrings designed by Yves Saint-Laurent. These most intimate works of art provide insight into the wearers, but also into the cultures that produced them. More than 200 jewels and ornaments, alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies, demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry from ancient times to the present. Gorgeous new illustrations of Bronze Age spirals, Egyptian broad collars, Hellenistic gold armbands, Japanese courtesan hair adornments, jewels from Mughal India, and many, many more explore the various facets of jewelry and its relationship to the human body over 5,000 years of world history.